Merrick, Phillip - Co-founder and Managing Partner of Bibury Partners
Previously, Phillip was Chairman and CEO of webMethods, Inc., a leading vendor of business integration software, which he co-founded in 1996 with his wife, Caren DeWitt Merrick. Under his leadership, the company pioneered web services and XML-based software integration technologies, demonstrated the strongest revenue growth of any US software company in the period 1998 through 2002, and achieved the most successful software IPO to date in February of 2000.
Awards Phillip has received include KPMG Entrepreneur of the Year, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Washington, DC "Titan of Business", and CRN "Top 25 Executive".
Phillip currently serves on the boards of KnowledgeTree and Revitas, and is a member of the vestry at Holy Trinity Church, McLean. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Melbourne, and lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two sons.